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Old 09-28-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: chicago
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I brought my kid to chicago children's museum last saturday. They have a computer game for my son's age kids. The program require to bring a backpack on the second floor to an nearby tree house by a group junkyard stuffs like a wheel,fire extinquinsher and others. This really test my kids. I wonder if you guys know others computer games like this could train kid's brain? I also look for the similar games on the iphone.

Thanks.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: NY
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Both Math Blaster and Reader Rabbit Math Adventure were great for my kids. My 20 yr old still has fond memories of Math Blaster and he did develop very strong math skills. Watch out for the age ranges.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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Games on Nick Jr. website:

NickJr.com--Play to Learn with Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues, Little Bill and More!

Games with a science slant:

PEEP and the Big Wide World
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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My son's kindergarten teacher recommended starfall.com, which is a lot of alphabet and phonics stuff. Both my kids really enjoy it, and my 4 yo daughter's skills have really improved.

We also check out noggin.com, nick.com, and wbkids.com--you may find something closer to what you're looking for there.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Starfall.com

ABCya! The Leader in Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities

PBSkids.com
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: chicago
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Guys. Thank you very much. I will do more research and tell you what I thought.

For now, Danielle's recommendation is sth I am looking for. Dockside's pick for the math is interesting, I will explore more although Amazon.com haven't give it a good rating. firefightermom's starfall.com will get me start on alphabetic idea. For science area, I will take a good look at PEEP and the Big Wide World from nuala.

If there are more suggestions, please share with me. Thanks again.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:14 AM
 
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dont know how easy it would be to find these but if you can get ahold of a few older games (and i mean really old) when i was 4 i started playing a game called playroom (neat little preschool game that has a bunch of activities such as learning to tell time and learning to count as well as kind of a shoots and ladders type board game and other activities) and bagasaurus (more after they learn to read but another fun little learning game) would have to get a DOS emulator on newer computers to run them properly but much worth the find if you can get em, hit me up on msn, mitsukuri_severs@hotmail.com sometime if you want help finding them i can probably help you locate them if interested
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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The Lexia Reading Program is fantastic. We use it through our school district. We need a password and it is tracked by the teachers (to see progress). But google it...There maybe a downloadable version that does not require a school password. It is a super nice program and moves with your child's level.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I brought my kid to chicago children's museum last saturday. They have a computer game for my son's age kids. The program require to bring a backpack on the second floor to an nearby tree house by a group junkyard stuffs like a wheel,fire extinquinsher and others. This really test my kids. I wonder if you guys know others computer games like this could train kid's brain? I also look for the similar games on the iphone.

Thanks.
Halo is pretty good. It really tests reflexes and fortitude.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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Halo is pretty good. It really tests reflexes and fortitude.
Ha ha ha!! You sound like my husband!
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